Lieutenant-General George Howard, 1770 (c)

James Northcote

Lieutenant-General George Howard, 1770 (c)
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Lieutenant-General (later Field Marshal Sir) George Howard (1718 (c)-1796), 1770 (c).

Oil on canvas by James Northcote (1746-1831), 1808, a copy of the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 1758-1762.

Howard's military career started with his commission as an ensign in the Twenty-fourth Regiment of Foot in 1725, at the age of about 7, although he did not join his regiment until 1736. As Lieutenant-Colonel, Howard commanded the Third Regiment, or the Buffs, at the Battles of Fontenoy (1745), Falkirk (1746) and Culloden (1746) and, during the War of Austrian Succession (1742-48), at the Battle of Lauffeldt. During the Seven Years' War (1756-63), he commanded a brigade under Lieutenant-General John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770). In the later stages of the conflict, Howard was appointed Intendant-General to co-ordinate the whole administration of the Army. It was during this period that he sat for his portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. From 1771 to 1775, the painter James Northcote was the pupil and resident assistant of Reynolds.

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NAM. 1963-11-188-1

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